gratitude this morning

I'm grateful this morning.

Gratitude is stronger than hate or fear.

Gratitude conquers all.

Do you think so?

I sure hope so.

I have a lot to be grateful for and only debts to be afraid of.

If my financial debts are my only problem in this life right now then I have a lot to be grateful for.

And the best way to have your circumstances straighten out in a positive way is to have a positive outlook.

I love the way I spend my days.

Yesterday at rehearsal I complained about playing the street show earlier in the morning.

Maybe pulling a red wagon full of PA equipment down the busiest street in a city isn't your idea of fun...or success....either.

I mean, it's really not my idea of a great music career.

But when I was sort of jokingly complaining about it, I realized that the person I was complaining to in my band is a teacher for special needs students in the public schools as his day job.

And his tasks I'm sure are very arduous.

And I got paid $50 an hour to do my singing on the street and it was a very nice sunny day outside.

It may not be a sign of success to be playing street shows, but it's not that bad of a way to earn money.

So, I'm grateful I have had that opportunity.

I've had that opportunity all this summer and it has seen me through.

The next things I do are all about gratitude too.

I get to go to Ely.

I get to go on tour in Europe.

I'm healthy.

I love my family.

I love living in Minneapolis and I'm glad I'm here.

Good enough.

Tonight I get to play at 7th Street Entry, the side room at First Avenue, with a touring band I really admire.

They have a record deal with New West Records.

I'm looking forward to the whole experience.

If you're in town, come if you can!

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  • Josephine Lane
    Josephine Lane
    Gratitude is definitely the way to go. We have so much to be grateful for.

    Gratitude is definitely the way to go. We have so much to be grateful for.

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